Fishing for CPD – Improve announces second Icelandic CPD Trip

A second three day CPD trip combining soft tissue surgery CPD with salmon fishing in Iceland has been announced by Improve International.  Professor Dick White from Dick White Referrals will deliver CPD sessions on soft tissue surgery during the visit while leisure time will be spent experiencing salmon fishing on the River Midfjardara, known in Iceland as ‘The Queen of the Rivers’.   

Improve International is one of the UK’s fastest growing providers of veterinary CPD.  It has recently been awarded a contract for the training and revalidation of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in England, Scotland and Wales by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA).

Delegates for the ‘Surgery and Salmon’ CPD will fly to Reykjavik on Friday 22 August, returning on Wednesday 27 August. 

Rob Harry BVSc MRCVS, Director of Valley Vets (Cardiff) and a life-long fisherman attended in 2013 and is returning this year.   He said:  ”The opportunity to learn from experts such as Dick in a small, friendly and informal group was unique.  We had a choice of topics but Dick was happy discuss any topics or cases raised by the group.  We still had plenty of time to get outdoors where the landscape was breathtaking, the fishing incredible and I landed my first salmon.  I really can’t wait to go back!”

David Babington MRVCS, Managing Director of Improve International, added:  “This trip proved so popular last year that we just had to do it again!  It’s a great opportunity to combine some small group instruction in small animal surgery with world class fly fishing for Atlantic salmon.”

Improve International was founded in 1998 by veterinary surgeons from across the UK, including a number of recognised experts. Based in Swindon, it provides high quality CPD in a range of formats for veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, receptionists and practice managers to help them develop their skills and knowledge, using a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and where, applicable, hands-on practical sessions.

For further information or to book a place on the Icelandic trip, visit or call 01793 759159.